FRASER, Colo. (AP) – Searchers found the body of a backcountry snowboarder in a tree well east of the boundary of Winter Park Resort’s Mary Jane mountain.
Resort officials say the resort received a report of a snowboarder missing in dense trees in an area known as 40 Gate Friday afternoon and launched a joint search with the Grand County sheriff’s office. A short time later, searchers found the unresponsive man on U.S. Forest Service land and began rescue efforts.READ MORE: Minority Health Month Focuses On Underserved Communities In Colorado
He was later pronounced dead.READ MORE: Van Stolen From Mesa County Found In Los Angeles
Resort officials say the 49-year-old man is a longtime area resident. Grand County sheriff’s officials have not released the man’s name.MORE NEWS: Charges Dropped In Grand County Bar Fight After Detectives Review Video
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